10:40 am December 19, 2014
Researchers from Kaiser Permanente and Weill Cornell Medical College have pointed to the importance of tracking the effectiveness and safety of medical devices in registries, after they're in use. Few EHRs can uniquely identify devices and link them to patient outcome data, but registries can.
09:53 am December 16, 2014
In a recent interview with mHealth News, Naomi Fried, formerly chief innovation officer at Boston Children's Hospital, discusses how to get the most from data.
11:12 am December 15, 2014
Quality care is top of mind for Maureen Bisognano, RN. It has been since she was a young nurse, and it became a true mission as she worked side by side with Donald Berwick, MD, at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. Today, as president and CEO of IHI, Bisognano says she's "very encouraged" about its successes so far.
02:34 pm December 12, 2014
In the second biggest HIPAA breach ever reported, one of the nation's largest healthcare systems has notified some 4.5 million of its patients that their personal information has been snatched by cybercriminals.
02:30 pm December 12, 2014
Not only is data getting bigger, it's getting smarter. In this age of big data, analytics in healthcare has expanded from business intelligence and revenue-cycle management to clinical care.
02:23 pm December 12, 2014
While many hospitals have made strides, there are still many tough nuts to crack on the patient safety front, according to the results of a survey released in July by Leapfrog and Castlight Health, a company dedicated to price transparency in healthcare.
07:36 am November 25, 2014
Big data is bringing big changes to healthcare organizations of all shapes and sizes. Making the most of it will require providers to develop or hire new skill sets to compile a "cross-breed of expertise, wherein data scientists work in tandem with subject matter experts."
10:22 am November 24, 2014
With all the talk about patient engagement as a component of both meaningful use and of healthcare quality improvement, it seems to be lacking in one of the most obvious places of all: the hospital room.
12:43 pm November 03, 2014
As the foundation of his opening keynote address at the HIMSS Media and Healthcare IT News Big Data & Healthcare Analytics Forum in Boston on Nov. 20-21, Kaiser Permanente CMIO John Mattison, MD, will address an issue that marries philosophy, antiquity, science and a profound concern for improving the health and welfare of mankind.
10:21 am October 23, 2014
While Ebola stokes public anxiety, more than one in six hospitals -- including some top medical centers -- are having trouble stamping out less exotic but sometimes deadly infections, federal records show.